This afternoon, CNN’s Rick Sanchez confronted the McCain campaign blogger Michael Goldfarb about its hypocritical criticism of Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) links to Rashid Khalidi. After Sanchez noted that McCain, as chairman of the board at the International Republican Institute, had also given Khalidi nearly $500,000, Goldfarb brushed him off, saying that Obama had a “long track record of being around anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American rhetoric”:
GOLDFARB: Look you’re missing the point again Rick. The point is that Barack Obama has along track record of being around anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American rhetoric.
SANCHEZ: Can you name one other person that he hangs around with who’s anti-Semitic? … We got Khalidi on the table, give me number two. Who’s the other anti-Semitic person that he hangs around with?
GOLDFARB: Rick, we both know who number two is.
Goldfarb could not or refused to name the individual whom he was referring to, despite Sanchez’s repeated inquiries. Watch it:
Goldfarb may have been dancing around naming Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Obama, however, has disavowed Wright’s extreme views, and McCain supposedly banned his campaign from using Wright’s record against Obama.